Sunday, 19 March 2017

We didn't reject magu based on DSS report-Saraki

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Senate President Bukola Saraki has said the Senate did not reject the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, because of the report the Department of State Services which claimed Magu failed the test of integrity.

Speaking in an interview with TVC in Morocco where he attended an African summit on climate change and food security, he said

 “You are jumping into conclusion that he (Magu) was rejected because of the accusation. I don’t think there was anywhere we said he was rejected based on accusations.
“We have nominees that come all the time with different issues. Two weeks ago, we screened the Chief Justice of Nigeria and he scaled through.“Now the EFCC chairman came and he did not pass the screening. Someone else will come and may pass. This is our constitutional role and I don’t think we should personalise or politicise this.”

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